Caroline Shawk Brooks photograph collection

Inclusive Dates: 
circa 1880–1910
Survey Repository: 

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

48 photographic prints in various mediums, 6 photomechanical prints, and 1 pen and ink drawing relating to sculptor Caroline Shawk Brooks.  Some document her portrait sculptures of famous individuals. Other images show Brooks at work or posing with her sculptures, including an image of her in the process of making a butter sculpture of Columbus at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago.

Biographical Historical Note

Caroline Shawk Brooks was a sculptor and modeler in butter who executed her works in public view at major international expositions.

Additional Notes

Related collection: Caroline Shawk Brooks Papers, Chicago History Museum.